‚Dead Sea almost dried up 125,000 years ago‘

19.01.2012                      24.Tewet. 5772


'Dead Sea almost dried up 125,000 years ago'

Newly found sediments reveal information about ancient climactic conditions both in Dead Sea region, Sahara.

An international drilling research project that occurred in the Dead Sea last year has revealed that about 125,000 years ago, the waters had dried up almost entirely as a result of climate change.
The drilling, which took place in November 2010 and March 2011, occurred through the International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP), under the direction of Prof. Mordechai Stein of the Geological Survey of Israel and the Hebrew University as well as Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham of Tel Aviv University, with support from the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities….